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Paramount Theatre

2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2303
+1 510-893-2300
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Beautiful...Takes you back in time

This is a gorgeous theater. Art Deco era, beautifully restored. I had no idea this place was there... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Htown77
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Santa Rosa, California
Beautiful

My wife and I went to a Cal Performances concert at the Paramount last night and thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
irawine
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Benicia, California
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A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2303
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+1 510-893-2300
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"gorgeous theater"
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"jerry seinfeld"
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"entire theater"
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"historic venue"
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"each month"
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"hour tour"
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"great acoustics"
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"musical performances"
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"sound system"
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"nutcracker"
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"palace"
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is a gorgeous theater. Art Deco era, beautifully restored. I had no idea this place was there. I saw a friend's daughter perform in the Nutcracker. The main entrance area was gorgeous with a tall Christmas tree between the staircases. What an amazing experience....More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

My wife and I went to a Cal Performances concert at the Paramount last night and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The concert itself was wonderful and the Paramount was absolutely gorgeous. In fact, the guest artist, the violinist Nicola Benedetti, commented about the beauty of...More

Thank irawine
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Beautiful, lovingly restored art deco theatre,The Paramount is uptown Oakland's premier attraction. Wonderful acoustics, its events run the musical genres from classical to jazz, hip-hop and folk performers, as well as dance, comedy and lecture tours. Vintage movies are often shown as well. There is...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I attend events once or twice a month here through the Oakland speaker series. This venue is stunning. I feel very lucky to have it on my doorstep. The staff all always very pleasant and helpful. It's a shame that this can be unisual at...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

know your seating arrangement. balcony is always a good seat. floor is fine depends on you budget. Lots of parking close by --- pretty busy area and local police usually circle.

1  Thank Rosa B
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Repair man is a completely refurbished art deco theater that looks just like you did in 1931. Do you acoustics are excellent, not a bad seat in the house. I highly recommend seeing any type of show at the Paramount

1  Thank clinton94611
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

While visiting a relative who recently moved to Oakland and looking for something to do, we discovered that the Paramount Theater gives tours the first Saturday of each month. A short walk from Jack London Square, the two hour tour started at 10 am and...More

1  Thank chaslin19
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Well that's what I think it should be called and not the "Paramount Theater" This must have been the most beautiful arquitecture I've seen inside of a theater or I maybe I need to go out more often but it sure surpassed our expectations. Hope...More

Thank Mrozek S
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

If you ever have a chance to see any event at the Paramount do it. A beautiful building. Great acoustics to boo.

Thank Calboy1976
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

One of the most beautiful art deco move palaces in the world. Lights, glass, carpets, seat fabric, statues, all works of art and lovingly preserved. Come see a show. There is a movie series worth investigation. Theater tours are available.

Thank Thomas V
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toobastar
26 October 2017|
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Response from Rosa B | Reviewed this property |
Walk around the corner to Telegraph and walk
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Bob M
28 March 2015|
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Response from BayBridge | Reviewed this property |
Well, this may be too late, but if you like to dress up, dress up and if you like to go casual, go casual. It's like that. Maybe a bit more casual in the balcony.
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